Minda Zetlin

Contributing Writer

Minda Zetlin is a business technology writer and co-author of The Geek Gap: Why Business and Technology Professionals Don't Understand Each Other and Why They Need Each Other to Survive. She's a frequent contributor to CIO and Computerworld, and a columnist for Inc.com.

The new rules of IT-business alignment in the digital era

The new rules of IT-business alignment in the digital era

Getting in sync with your organization’s goals has never been more important, or more challenging. Here’s how to align IT and business strategy for digital success.

The future of work: How to thrive through IT’s latest revolution

The future of work: How to thrive through IT’s latest revolution

A seismic shakeup of the workplace is under way, as emerging technologies and employment dynamics are reshaping workforces and organizations alike. Here’s how to keep ahead of the changes.

What’s the difference between a chief data officer, chief digital officer, and chief analytics officer?

What’s the difference between a chief data officer, chief digital officer, and chief analytics officer?

Companies are increasingly developing new executive roles aimed at making the organization as a whole more data-driven and digitally adept. Here’s how three new tech exec titles take different approaches to tackling the same problem.

What is a chief analytics officer? The exec who turns data into decisions

What is a chief analytics officer? The exec who turns data into decisions

A chief analytics officer leads an organization’s data analytics strategy, driving data-related business changes in an effort to transform your company into a more analytics-driven one.

What is a chief digital officer? A digital strategist and evangelist in chief

What is a chief digital officer? A digital strategist and evangelist in chief

A chief digital officer strategically transforms a company’s technological future in a way many CIOs don’t have the bandwidth to do.

How to bridge IT’s growing generation gap

How to bridge IT’s growing generation gap

Deft leadership and management skills and a lot of empathy are required to balance the priorities and expectations of millennials, baby boomers and the Gen X-ers stuck between them.

IT's identity crisis: How to remain essential as the business evolves

IT's identity crisis: How to remain essential as the business evolves

The perception of IT's value and its status within an organization are in constant flux. Here's how to stay relevant.

Is IT having an identity crisis?

Is IT having an identity crisis?

The perception of IT's value and its status within an organization are in constant flux. Here's how to stay relevant.

Bridging IT’s growing generation gap

Bridging IT’s growing generation gap

Deft management skills and a lot of empathy are required to balance the priorities and expectations of millennials, baby boomers and the Gen X-ers stuck between them.

Why IT and Operations are on a collision course

Why IT and Operations are on a collision course

Long autonomous, IT and operations are now forced to work together, spurred by increasingly complex digital devices that pose fearsome cybersecurity threats.

Bold CIOs are breaking free of legacy tech

Bold CIOs are breaking free of legacy tech

It's hard to become a nimble, digital disruptor if you're weighed down by systems anchored in the past. Many CIOs are working to escape the grip of outdated IT.

CIOs Describe Turning Points In Their Careers

New members of the CIO Hall of Fame recall the watershed moments when they learned the hard lessons of great leadership. (Plus: CIO 100 Hall of Fame winners offer IT leadership advice in a CIO.com video.)

Why IT Needs to Drive the Risk Conversation

It's a familiar complaint: Executives from a business department learn about a new, often cloud-based product and they want to try it. Only they can't, because IT has decreed that this wonderful new product creates too much risk. The...

Corporate Boards Are Hungry for IT Info From CIOs

Many board members want CIOs to give them more and better information -- especially about IT risk.

Do You Understand Your Company's Personality?

Corporate culture may matter even more to your project's success than ROI does. Here's how to work with it rather than against it.

IT: Don't Let the CEO Wonder What You Do All Day

If there's no catastrophic system failure or major software deployment to work on, CEOs might wonder what IT does all day. Here's how to make sure your contributions aren't undervalued when things go smoothly.

CIOs and CMOs: Feuding in the C-Suite

Survey finds that CIOs and marketing chiefs don't see eye-to-eye on much at all.

How to Balance Maintenance and IT Innovation

Many IT leaders admit their spending is too heavily weighted toward keep-the-lights-on projects. Here's how to tip the balance.

How to Prevent IT Department Overload

Managing the flow of an infinite supply of worthwhile projects through a finite IT operation takes finesse. Here's how to avoid the backlog and the chaos.

ROI Calculations Done Right Can Help IT Projects

Building a solid business case for a tech project means nailing the financial calculations and language.

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